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the british economy may be growing reason -- fast in recent months but you get supporters still look economically pessimistic. at the moment, it is not clear that they are convinced. as far as labor is concerned, that problem also lies in the economy. a much more deep-seated one. during the course of this parliament, they had failed to convince people that they know how to run the economy more effectively. they have not managed to overcome the suggestion that they were responsible for the financial crash. against that backdrop, one certainly sees support for their party and away, leaving the party looking as though it will, despite the advantage be incapable of getting majority. so are the coalition parties trying to separate themselves? >> both political parties inside the coalition are very keen to
emphasize their differences. conservatives are very keen to be governed britain on their own. they regard the liberal democrats as having a ball and chain around the legs, which they do not want. they are in a desperate situation. their pole position has been week ever since the tuition fees reversed in the autumn of 2010. it has gotten worse in 2014. they are keen to say to voters that at the end of the day, it is worth voting for us. we have made mistakes, but if you want something in between the harsh policies of the conservatives and the rather too soft notion from labor, you have to back us. the problem is, labor democrats are not known historically for their strength on the economy. and it could be a difficult message to sell. >> so that brings us to this --
the end of this edition of the program. but join us at 11:00 when the house of lords resumes. until then, i am alicia mccarthy. goodbye. >> prime minister's questions returns wednesday, january 7. we will have it live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span 2. you can watch question time every sunday at 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. eastern. on the next "washington journal," a look at the 2016 residential race -- presidential race. then, a discussion on the rising costs of higher education.